Pitcher Manuel Barrios has returned to the Marlins. The right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Dodgers on Monday and optioned to the Marlins' triple-A team. Barrios, 23, pitched in only one game for the Dodgers, and was 1-3 with a 6.00 earned-run average in 20 games for triple-A Albuquerque.
Barrios was among five players the Marlins sent to the Dodgers in the seven-player Mike Piazza trade May 15. He was designated for assignment July 31 to make room on the 40-man roster after the Dodgers acquired left-hander Carlos Perez and shortstop Mark Grudzielanek in a seven-player deal.
In two stints with the Marlins in the majors this season, Barrios had a 3.38 ERA without a decision. He was 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA in 12 games for Florida's triple-A team.
"We like him, and we don't have a lot of pitchers on our [40-man] roster right now who are close to the majors," Marlin General Manager Dave Dombrowski told the Palm Beach Post.